Traffic Offences – Suspended Sentence, Fine, Licence Suspension

night-drivingOur client was presented at Court with five instances of driving whilst suspended, all of which were accompanied by an excessive speeding charge. She had a significant history of driving offences already which had resulted in suspended sentences being imposed.

Our client was a woman in her early 30’s. Her driving history spanned over a number of years. She found herself suspended frequently due to an accumulation of demerit points and did not exercise proper care in keeping informed on the dates in which the suspension periods started and ended. A contributing factor to the complacency was challenging personal circumstances including shared care of a child.

Kristina Kothrakis represented our client at the Moorabbin Justice Centre.

Our client was ultimately fined an aggregate amount and had her licence suspended for a certain period.

Kristina Kothrakis was able to present her to the Court as an intelligent, driven, and a career-minded woman who was making huge efforts to organise her life so that there would be no repeat of these similar incidents. The Magistrate accepted that her moral culpability was lessened due to the personal circumstances put forward on her plea. A psychological report was tendered into support of the submissions made. She was at real risk of receiving an immediate term of imprisonment, however the Magistrate was persuaded to wholly suspend the term imposed.


Kristina KothrakisKristina Kothrakis

Kristina has significant experience in criminal trials and also holds a degree in Science, majoring in Psychology, an invaluable area of knowledge, as many of her clients suffer from psychological disorders.

Kristina strives to achieve the best possible result for all her clients. Skilled, decisive and assertive, Kristina demonstrates dedication, care and professionalism at all times.

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DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 25/02/2013